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SED302 - Computer Aided Engineering

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michael Pereira


SED102 and SEM223



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week (CAD lab), 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester (CAD lab). Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 2 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester.  Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include the role of CAE in the product development (target setting, optimisation, performance analysis, manufacturing analysis); computer aided design (solid modelling, data management and transfer, CAD modelling for CAE); finite element analysis (basic principles and applications, building models, boundary conditions, solvers, interpreting results); multi-body dynamics; computational fluid dynamics.


Two assignments (25% each) 50%, ePortfolio 10%, CAE design project (technical report 30%, oral presentation 10%) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and at least 50% in both assignments and the CAE design project. 

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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